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Talk-Mania Logo

amitk Drawing Techniques Dec 26, 2007

You have seen lately a few changes on Talk-Mania. a new skin, a shop, users blogs, new logo.

Since i have changed the skin i have received over 20 request to create the Talk-Mania logo

Today i am going to teach you how to create that kind of logo

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So let's start with a new document.

600 x 600 pixels will be fine

Background color : white

Select Type tool and write " Talk "

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Then right click on the layer and chose : "convert to shape"

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Next Step is to go to Edit > Transform Path > Skew

Move the corners of the shape until you have the following result

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Now for this shape add the following layer style

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This is my result

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The following Steps are very important:

Be sure you have this layer selected, then follow the Steps very carefully:

Step 1 : press Ctrl+J ( this will duplicate the layer )

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Step 2 : Now select Move Tool ( or press V on your keyboard )

Step 3 : Press one time on your right arrow from your keyboard, then press one time on the up arrow. You will have the following result ( which is not so visible for the moment)

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Be sure you select always the top layer from your layer palette, then follow carefully the 3 Steps from above

After i have duplicated the top layer a few times i got the following result

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Now select the top layer from your layer palette and add this layer styles

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This is my result

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Now it is time to create the other word : "Mania"

Basically you need to create the same Steps from above but with another perspective angle

So with type tool write down on your canvas the word : "mania"

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Convert the type layer to shape by right clicking on the layer and choose " Convert to shape "

Then go to Edit > Transform path > Skew and move the corners of your shape until you will have the same result as mine

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Duplicate the shape a few times, ( follow the 3 Steps from above ) but this time when you need to press on the arrow keys select first to press on LEFT arrow key , then on the UP arrow key. This will give you another perspective angle

This is my result:

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Then for the top layer ( from your layer palette ) add the following layer styles.

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This is my result

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After i will resize the document a little this is my final result

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This are some color variations ( all this are created with just a few clicks )

Find on internet layer styles, or create your own layer styles and with just a few clicks you can have different results in a few minutes ( less then 2 minutes )

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Talk-Mania Logo

If i am looking better at this last logos, i think some of them are better then my original one.

I hope you like this tutorial. Another day i will show you how i have created the other part of the logo.

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